1. Kelvin Benjamin Must Live Up to 1st-Round Pick for Panthers to Make Playoffs

    To say free agency was not kind to the Carolina Panthers receiving corps would be an understatement. Now, as the Panthers prepare to defend their NFC South title, there's going ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 30,218 reads 124 comments

  2. Rounding Up the Latest Buzz from the NFL Offseason

    There's a saying in the NFL that "there is no offseason." That certainly seems to be the case. This year's draft drew the sort of TV ratings that MLB and the NBA only wish they could get for actual games...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 66,528 reads 64 comments

  3. 'Open Competition' or Not, Mike Vick gives Jets Best Chance to Win in 2014

    The New York Jets surprised quite a few people last year by posting an 8-8 record and then attacking free agency with a fury on offense...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 5,309 reads 404 comments

  4. Ray Rice: Examining Fantasy Impact of Potential Suspension on Ravens' Backfield

    After winning Super Bowl XLVII two years ago, the Baltimore Ravens stumbled badly in 2013, in large part because of a horrible season from star tailback Ray Rice ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 9,274 reads 10 comments

  5. Latest News and Notes from NFL OTAs

    It's summer time! Now for many people, that means backyard barbecues and an odd little game called "baseball" involving some sort of diamond and some gloves. Or something...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 25,992 reads 38 comments

  6. Fantasy Football: Breaking Down the Top Dynasty Sleepers of 2014

    The beginning of summer brings with it the beginning of fantasy draft season, and the first leagues who generally sit down to draft are ongoing dynasty formats. In those leagues, of course, the draft-day pool of available talent is much shallower...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 17,805 reads 7 comments

  7. Fantasy Football Rankings 2014: Early Breakdown of the Top-15 QBs

    Next Monday, grills across America will simultaneously ignite in celebration as people everywhere gather for the Memorial Day cookouts that signal the unofficial start of summer...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 38,436 reads 85 comments

  8. Analyzing the Latest Updates from OTAs Around the NFL

    This weekend, many American families will kick off the summer by spending the long Memorial Day weekend camping. Well, NFL players have gotten a head start, with organized team activities kicking off across the league...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 10,630 reads 14 comments

  9. Buccaneers Can't Afford to Overlook Mike Glennon in Quarterback Competition

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers raised a few eyebrows earlier this offseason when they signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 5,436 reads 13 comments

  10. Packers Have Little to Lose, Everything to Gain with Colt Lyerla Signing

    During his tenure with the Green Bay Packers , general manager Ted Thompson has developed a reputation as one of the NFL 's best at what he does. That reputation has been built on the Packers' ability to identify and groom young talent in-house...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 27,041 reads 84 comments

  11. Breaking Down the Latest News and Notes from Minicamps Around the NFL

    It's that time of year again in the National Football League. Across the NFL , from Buffalo to San Diego, first year players have gathered for rookie minicamps, their first taste of the next step of their athletic careers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 26,097 reads 37 comments

  12. Greg Little Pickup Low-Risk, No-Reward Move by Raiders

    The Oakland Raiders got their quarterback of the present by trading for Matt Schaub earlier this offseason. They hope to have drafted their quarterback of the future in Fresno State's Derek Carr...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 37,238 reads 96 comments

  13. Fantasy Football 2014: Previewing NFL Offseason's Biggest Position Battles

    The NFL draft may be in the books, but for fantasy football fanatics far and wide, the "d" word is only just beginning to get a workout...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 21,521 reads 38 comments

  14. Are the Carolina Panthers Headed for a Free Fall in 2014?

    For some NFL teams, like the San Francisco 49ers , the offseason seems very much like a stop at a gas station on their annual journey toward the playoffs...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 13,798 reads 226 comments

  15. Cleveland Browns Must Remain Patient in Wide Receiver Market

    It's hardly a state secret that the Cleveland Browns need help at the wide receiver position. It was true even before news broke that Josh Gordon faces a possible one-year suspension after yet another failed drug test...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 23,883 reads 104 comments

  16. Expert Consensus NFL Rookie Award Predictions

    The 2014 NFL draft is now in the books, and whether it's first-round picks like South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (Houston Texans) and Central Florida quarterback Blake ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 48,489 reads 136 comments

  17. Could Steelers RB Dri Archer Be the NFL's Most Exciting Rookie in 2014?

    Among the players the Pittsburgh Steelers selected in the 2014 NFL draft was Kent State running back Dri Archer, who brought home the title of "fastest man in Indy" at February's combine...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 22,126 reads 52 comments

  18. Undrafted NFL Free Agents Who Could Be Major Contributors in 2014

    For many young football players, last week's NFL draft was a dream come true, as years of hard work were rewarded by hearing their name called in New York City...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 51,372 reads 124 comments

  19. Vikings Have Nothing to Lose by Starting Teddy Bridgewater from Day 1

    The Minnesota Vikings were one of a handful of teams that entered the 2014 draft with a giant question mark hanging over the quarterback position. The Vikings raised an eyebrow or two by passing on a signal-caller with the No...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 18,844 reads 67 comments

  20. Jacksonville Jaguars' 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    For the Jacksonville Jaguars , 2014 looks a lot like 2013. Another disappointing season has given way to yet another top-five pick. The Jaguars entered the 2014 draft with 11 draft picks, including the third overall selection...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 6,485 reads 20 comments

  21. Tennessee Titans' 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Tennessee Titans entered the 2014 NFL draft in something of a pickle. After a 7-9 2013 season that led to the firing of head coach Mike Munchak, the Titans had plenty of ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 7,124 reads 23 comments

  22. Indianapolis Colts 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Indianapolis Colts were the class of the AFC South last year and then some in 2013, the only team in the division to post a winning record...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 8,949 reads 21 comments

  23. Houston Texans 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Houston Texans were in a unique position heading into the 2014 NFL draft. Not only were the Texans set to kick things off in New York with a first overall pick borne of last year's 2-14 nightmare, but Houston also held the final pick on Saturday.

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 2,752 reads 3 comments

  24. Florida State LB Telvin Smith Could Be Steal of the Draft by Jaguars

    The Jacksonville Jaguars have been a punchline the past several seasons, a perennial cellar-dweller who lost their first eight games last year, many in embarrassing fashion. Well look who's laughing now...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 3,507 reads 6 comments

  25. Texans Failure to Address QB Position in Draft Will Cost Team Dearly in 2014

    The Houston Texans entered the 2014 NFL draft with the first overall pick. That pick was "earned" by way of a miserable 2013 season that included 14 straight losses...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 8,422 reads 72 comments